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BBSRC Sparking Innovation Conference 2024

May 2 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

Following last year’s success, the BBSRC Sparking Innovation Conference returns in 2024. Taking place in Edinburgh City Centre on Thursday 02 May, this year’s conference will be filled with insightful sessions, networking opportunities, and an opportunity to join a pre-conference workshop and demo day.

Bringing together over 150 bioscience innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and broader members of the UK bioscience innovation community, the conference will be focused on enabling knowledge exchange and networking, and on discussing the challenges and future needs of bioscience innovation in the UK

The day will be packed with three fireside chats, three panel sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities. These will offer a deep dive into the journey of innovation, from ideation to commercial success, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, and transforming research into start-ups.

Find out more about the conference and register for free

This year, there are also two exciting pre-conference opportunities on Wednesday 01 May:

• A three-hour, highly interactive workshop on how to commercialise your bioscience research, with hands-on activities and guided group sessions
• A demo day, where five bioscience start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch their innovative businesses to a panel of investors; followed by a networking sessions where aspiring entrepreneurs, founders and investors can chat and connect.